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50 years crafting Ivor Novello statuettes

Mike Wilson has been over-seeing the creation of The Ivors’ distinctive statuettes for 50 years this year. Here, he talks us through the history of this remarkable manufacturing process.

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What goes into judging the Ivor Novello Awards

Mark Sutherland talks to Awards Director Fran Matthews and judges Joan Armatrading, Joe Newman, Simon Franglen and Joy Crookes.

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Entries open for The Ivors Classical Awards 2024  

The Ivors Classical Awards return on Tuesday 12th November at the BFI Southbank in London, celebrating the best new works in classical and sound art.

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Amazon Music returns to broadcast live behind the scenes from The Ivors 2024

Featuring exclusive performances from METTE, Victoria Canal and Angelina Jordan, plus red-carpet moments and backstage interviews with The War on Drugs and KT Tunstall.

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Nominations announced for The Ivors with Amazon Music 2024

This year’s nominees have been revealed, celebrating outstanding songwriters and composers.

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Bruce Springsteen to become a Fellow of The Ivors Academy

Springsteen makes history as the first international songwriter to receive the honour, which will be presented at The Ivors with Amazon Music on 23rd May.

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Sir James MacMillan becomes a Fellow of The Ivors Academy, recognising his legacy in contemporary composition

MacMillan becomes the 26th Fellow of The Ivors Academy, joining a roll-call of extraordinary composers and songwriters, including John Rutter CBE, John Adams, Sir Elton John, Sir Paul McCartney, Dame Judith Weir CBE and Sting.

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The Ivors Classical Awards Judges 2023

At the heart of an Ivor Novello Award is peer recognition. As a community of composers and songwriters we value the art and craft of creating music like no-one else. Our community judge our awards, making their decision based on excellence alone. We believe there is nothing more meaningful, more heartfelt, than appreciation from your peers. The Ivors Academy would like to thank all who voluntarily gave of their time to sit on the 2023 award panels.

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Winners of The Ivors Classical Awards 2023 announced

Eleven composers have been honoured with Ivor Novello Awards at The Ivors Classical Awards, celebrating the best new classical music and sound art.

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